The Positive Side of a Bad Day
How do you do it? How can you stay in a great mood, so optimistic? My brother asked me one morning, you have been through loads of things over the past few years and yet you stay so grateful. My brother was right, I have been through a lot as of late, went through a divorce, unemployed a few times due to lack of work, migraines on a constant basis. Maybe I should be upset, maybe I should talk about it, but still I stay focused, confident that there was a meaning behind everything. The migraine controlling how I live from day to day, the dreadful feeling of one coming on. Your vision seeking a black abyss to escape to, but that kaleidoscope of colors remain, knowing full well what follows. Every sound magnified a million times, the slam of a cabinet door, your niece calling your name or just simply laughing creating an intense, uncontrollable hatred of what should be beautiful in life. If you could imagine a throbbing that rivals the fastest, deepest drum beat you can think of, an overbearing feeling of punishment boasting it’s unrivaled power of destruction. No possible way to prepare for the outcome, no fire alarms to warn you, nothing on the richter scale to ensure the magnitude will be minimal. Staying confident there was a reason, a brighter side and then it hit me. These two voices sent straight from heaven, the first was my niece Alexis, a 15 year-old, highly intelligent, outgoing cheerful and always tactful individual. Speaking softly, ensuring that I know how much I meant to them. Being the daughter of a single father, she has grown to be a courageous young woman, a smile that can light up the darkest of rooms and a pleasant demeanor that can touch anyone’s heart. Then the little man, my nephew Jean, a 12 year-old with the most vivid of imaginations, being the comedian of the house can make you laugh at will. This brilliant lanky kid...